Pumping gas on route

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by GatoBrown, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. GatoBrown

    GatoBrown New Member

    Has anyone ever had to pump gas while out on route? I just pumped $35.00 into the truck. Will I get written up for not doing so before leaving the building?
     
  2. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Do you have a gas card?
     
  3. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    I did it my first week off my training route. Only put in $20.00 but gave a sup the receipt and got a $20 bill about 7 months later.
     
  4. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    I wouldn't worry too much about it. Truck needed fuel. If they say why didn't you do it at the building say you wanted to be sure you got all your NDA off before addressing it.
     
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  5. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    GatoBrown-
    Aren't you supposed to do a pre-trip inspection which includes, among other things, unscrewing the gas cap and seeing if the tank is full?

    Don't do like the kid in OKC and use your cigarette lighter for light.
     
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  6. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Written up? Probably not. Will the Sup's complain because now they have to reimburse you? Yes. Just make sure to always hit the road with a full tank from now on. We've all done it. I damn near ran "the hog" (24' straight truck for the malls) out once. Sup wasn't too pleased, but no worries
     
  7. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    No biggie. Just get a receipt and make sure you get refunded.
     
  8. SCV good to go sir.

    SCV good to go sir. Active Member

    I've had to get towed back because I ran out of gas. Don't be THAT guy.
     
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  9. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member


    hahaaaa... but that was in the hub
     
  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    We had an Air driver run out of gas 20 miles from the building and had to be towed. $300.00 tow bill. I asked him later why he didn't put $10.00 or $20.00 in the tank (gas was around a $1.00/gal then). His reply was he didn't think he would be reimbursed. I never had any problem being reimbursed for gas or oil bought on area.
     
  11. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    you had some well compensated on car's..
     
  12. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    They file an expense report. It has nothing to do with their compensation.
     
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    They would take it out of petty cash or open up their wallet and I gave them the receipt. Never a problem but I think it only happened twice. I do remember drivers having to buy a battery on route and the driver was given a purchase order rather then having a road call. Extended areas.
     
  14. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member


    and how long have you been with the company???????
     
  15. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Right. Because my time with the company means I have no idea of the procedures I am trained in. Forgive me.
     
  16. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    I ran out of gas on I-90 before at night when it was below zero. Not fun and not my fault.
     
  17. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    Ive brought the car to the pumps using the starter. Twice.
     
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  18. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    We get reimbursed at our customer counter. Our OMS fills out a paper to get us reimbursed and with that and the receipt we go to the customer counter and are reimbursed there. No biggie.
     
  19. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    it's not that.... you're just missing on going lapses... "petty cash" that's some funny ass sheet.... p'tmers get pizza every friday... we're told we're getting a cookout soon for safety, that was 5 years ago
     
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  20. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I did say gas was $1.00/gal. Clinton was president. The golden years for this country.
     
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